We are committed to building an efficient P2P electricity exchange market that aligns supply with demand, improves electric system and incentivizes wider renewable energy adoption.
Tom is a long time blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiast and investor. Prior to NAD Grid, he was a senior software engineer at Twitter and led the internal interactive query project in the space of distributed computing. Since graduating with a bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Tom has worked in Goldman Sachs’ equity trading department, Yahoo ads platform org.
Gustavo was a Sr. Technical Specialist in ICF, a global consulting and technology services company with a market cap of $1B. He is an experienced scientist and manager with interests in both technology and social sides of innovation. Prior positions include Research Director for the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Economics, and the Environment, co-Founder and CEO of Logios, a small company dedicated to consulting and technology development in the renewable energy space, Senior Technical Advisor to the State of Washington and Chair of the Washington State Electric Vehicle Task Force, and Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Gustavo enjoys the application of interdisciplinary rigorous approaches to address complex problems of high social and environmental impact. He is also an experienced leader, having developed and directed initiatives involving stakeholders at the state and national levels. He is a nationally recognized expert in transportation electrification, who led the planning and implementation of the first regional network of fast charging stations in the United States. Gustavo earned his M.Sc. on Aerospace Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, and his Ph.D. in Transportation Technology and Policy from UC Davis. He has lived and worked in four different continents.
Rui is an experienced corporate lawyer and is skilled in structuring transactions, negotiating contracts, ensuring regulatory compliance, and providing policy analysis. Rui has counseled blockchain-tech projects on business and regulatory issues, including White Paper release, public token sale, private funding, etc. Rui has served as corporate counsel in the headquarter of CITIC, one of the largest financial service companies in China for four years. Graduated from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Cornell Law School, Rui possesses a strong background in both law and policy. During Harvard, Rui counseled Alibaba’s research team on its U.S. investment strategy.
Xiaoyao is a blockchain evangelist. He discovered Ethereum in early 2015 and has since dedicated a lot of efforts in creating blockchain tools. He created the presto-ethereum project — an analytic tool that allows you to run SQL queries on Ethereum data. Presto-ethereum was shared and stayed at rank #3 on Hacker News for the entire day on the first day of its publication. Xiaoyao is currently a computer science master student from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a focus in distributed systems and decentralized systems. Before this, he acquired a B.S degree in CS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as a software engineer at Yahoo leading the Flurry realtime metrics API development work.
Diana is the PR and Community Management Intern at NADGrid. Her role revolves around marketing NADGrid’s efforts in the blockchain in energy space, curating social media profiles, and performing analytics to drive engagement.
She is currently in her third year at the University of California, Berkeley studying economics with a focus in behavioral science. This summer, she will be interning on SurveyMonkey’s Analytics team and has previously interned at CBS Interactive and RingCentral in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics roles.
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